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CHC Award of Merit goes to Richard Peck

October 30, 2017

Congratulations to Richard Peck, vice president, Slant/Fin for being recognized with the Canadian Hydronics Council Award of Merit. The award recognizes an individual for a significant body of work over a lifetime in the Canadian hydronics industry. “This award is

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Strive for perfection in hydronic system design

October 28, 2017 by John Siegenthaler

We live in a world where, for the most part, theoretical ideals can only be approached rather than fully realized. For example, imagine a building with heat loss characteristics such that the rate of heat loss always matched the rate

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Combi boiler launched at Hockey Hall of Fame

October 21, 2017

Lochinvar, represented in Canada (with the exception of Quebec) by master distributor Aqua-Tech Sales and Marketing Inc., formally introduced the NOBLE Fire Tube Combi Boiler to distributors, contractors and engineers at the launch event held September 12, 2017 at the

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Noble Fully Loaded show delivers with full house, packed agenda

September 29, 2017

Noble’s 2017 “Fully Loaded” show on September 28, featured plumbing, HVAC, hydronics, industrial and fire protection products from more than 80 industry leading exhibitors, as well as five complimentary seminars. There was no shortage of great food and prizes, including eight

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Rinnai to manufacture tankless water heaters in Georgia

September 20, 2017

Rinnai Corporation has announced it will be “the first to manufacture tankless gas water heaters in North America.” Rinnai America Corporation, a subsidiary of Rinnai Corporation, plans to build the facility in Griffin, GA. The company intends to start its

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Another blockbuster Modern Hydronics Summit

September 15, 2017

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Products at the Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017

September 7, 2017

The following companies are exhibiting at Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017. Don’t miss this opportunity to see leading edge suppliers to the industry and hear from hydronics pros. Improve your skills and business prospects by attending this one-day event; one-day, under one

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Excitement building for the hydronics event of the year

September 5, 2017

Block off September 14th on your calendar and join us for the Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more than 50 exhibitors will be available to talk to you, one-on-one,

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Aquatherm North America introduces Alberta area manager

September 1, 2017

Aquatherm North America has announced that Larry Hope has joined the polypropylene piping company as an area manager covering Alberta. A part of the plumbing and heating wholesale industry for almost 20 years at the Red Deer, AB, branches of

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Top ten heat pump start-up tips

September 1, 2017 by Ian McTeer

It’s hard to stop a…” Admit it; I know you just filled in the blank. That’s OK, years of persistent marketing works wonders, but it does not mean other top brands aren’t capable of providing reliable service year after year.

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Fire Tube Combi Boiler

August 31, 2017

The Noble fire tube combi from Lochinvar provides DHW from 2.6 (NKC110) to 4.8 gpm (NKC199) at a 77F temperature rise. Three models are available (110,000, 150,000 and 199,000 Btuh). A backlit, user-friendly LCD display provides diagnostic information and system

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Cross Manifolds

August 31, 2017

Cross Manifolds are designed for use in closed loop hydronic heating, cooling and snow melting applications. They are available in five circuit configurations 4/6/8/10/12 and can be used with or without Cross control and actuator assembly. The manifolds may be

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Heat-only Thermostat

August 31, 2017

Uponor’s Heat-only Thermostat with Touchscreen (A3100101) is designed for precise temperature control of residential hydronic radiant heating systems based on operative temperature sensing capabilities. The thermostat can operate a hydronic radiant heating system based on the air sensor measuring operative

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Wireless Hot Water Recirculation Kit

August 31, 2017

The ecocirc wireless hot water recirculation kit from Xylem has an ECM based permanent magnet motor. It operates on as little as 20 watts. The pump and paired valve wirelessly communicate temperature data. The ecocirc pump is installed on the

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Axiom hires new sales manager

August 30, 2017

Alan Zanidean has joined Axiom Industries Ltd. as the company’s sales manager for North America. In this new position, Zanidean will have responsibility for increasing Axiom’s market presence through our independent representative network. He has 10 years’ experience in the

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Melting snow is a beautiful thing

August 30, 2017 by Lance MacNevin


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How water behaves in hydronic systems – Part II

August 29, 2017 by Mark Olson

Two common problems resulting from poor water quality are excessive corrosion and limescale accumulation. In Part I (HPAC, February 2017) we examined corrosion. The following is a closer look at limescale accumulation. In North America the dissolved mineral content from

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Calling all wetheads: Take advantage of special contractor pricing

August 28, 2017 by Kerry Turner

Click here for sneak peek into Robert Bean’s presentation and the opening Siggy & the Bean session. Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 will be held September 14, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more

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HRAI conference briefs

August 25, 2017

Strengthening regional representation and ensuring money earmarked for climate change projects is spent wisely are among top priorities for Bruce Passmore, who was appointed chair of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI) at the organization’s 49th-annual

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Distribution efficiency: An often overlooked benefit of hydronics

August 24, 2017 by Kerry Turner

During the 35+ years that I have been involved in the North American hydronics industry there have been significant improvements in the thermal efficiency of hydronic heat sources. The 1960s vintage ranch house that I grew up in is a

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High-efficiency ECM Circulator

August 23, 2017

The 0015e3 circulator from Taco has three settings: Low (5 ft. head), Medium (10 ft. head) and high (18 ft. head). Features include BIO Barrier to protect the pump from system contaminants;  SureStart automatic unblocking and air purging mode and a high-efficiency

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Wall Mounted Modulating Condensing Boiler

August 23, 2017

The MAC from Utica Boilers is a high efficiency wall mounted modulating condensing boiler offered in combi and space heating models. AI control technology recognizes Natural or LP gas and self-monitors and adjusts for fuel savings. It also measures water

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Insulated Radiant PEX Panel

August 22, 2017

The Amvic Insulated Radiant PEX Panel is designed for residential and commercial radiant floor heating systems. The PEX piping is inserted into the panel by walking on the pipe; panel nubs lock the piping in place. The patented panel design

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Register now for the hydronics event of the year!

August 21, 2017 by HPAC Magazine

Modern Hydronics-Summit 2017 will be held September 14, 2017 at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON. From the trade show floor where more than 50 exhibitors will be available to talk to you, one-on-one, about the latest hydronic product offerings,

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Expandable Zone Pumping System

August 21, 2017

The Tamas Z-block is an expandable zone pumping system, designed to work with zone controls, thermostats, or as a standalone system. It is designed for multiple applications, such as zoning in a hydronic system for individual or multiple zones, as

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Indirect-fired Water Heater

August 18, 2017

Amtrol’s Hydromax indirect-fired water heater has enclosed piping and two-piece snap-fit design for easy access. The hi-delta heat exchanger is removable for cleaning without draining the tank. A Turbulator inlet distributor agitates water to reduce sediment buildup and the high

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Radiant Floor Panels

August 18, 2017

Heat-Sheet radiant floor panels are made with expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation engineered to compression strengths from 20 to 100 psi to support the weight of cast-in-place concrete. Higher compression strengths are available upon request. The panels come in a range

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High Efficiency Circulator

August 18, 2017

Grundfos ALPHA2 high efficiency circulators with ECM motor design offer simple push button control to program in one of three constant speed, three-constant pressure, or AUTOADAPT control modes. The current operating mode is always visible on the circulator’s LED display.

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Wall Hung Boilers

August 18, 2017

Eco-King Supreme high efficiency wall hung boilers from Eco-King Heating are offered in three sizes: 100,000, 140,000 and 200,000 Btu. The Combi (C Model) provides instant on-demand hot water with hydronic heating. The H Model boiler provides heating and hot

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Carbon Steel Press and Fitting System

August 18, 2017

Apollo PowerPress carbon steel press and fitting system is designed for thick wall steel pipe as defined by ASTM A53, A106, A135, A795 (schedule 10 to 40) standards. It can be used with different brands of press tools. The products